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  • Old Dhaka building collapse

    Old Dhaka building collapse: 2 bodies recovered

    Firefighters recover the bodies of two men from the rubble of a partially collapsed two-storey building in the Old Dhaka’s Patuatuli area.

  • Old Dhaka building collapse

    One found dead in Old Dhaka building collapse

    The body of a man is found inside the rubble of a collapsed building at Pathantoli in Old Dhaka.

  • Joloj’s watercolour show marks Shilpangan’s 27th anniversary

    Old Dhaka is the birth place of our art practice; be it fine art or performing arts like poetry, music and dance. It also bears the testimony of Mughal architecture. Traditional festival, like Shakrain, are unique heritages of the Old Dhaka.

  • 85 tonnes banned polythene seized in Old Dhaka

    85 tonnes polythene seized from 22 factories

    A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) snaps the power supply of 22 factories and fines their owners Tk 26 lakh for manufacturing banned polythene in Old Dhaka’s Sowari Ghat area.

  • 110 tonnes banned polythene seized in old Dhaka

    110 tonnes polythene seized, power supply of 16 factories snapped

    A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) snaps the power supply to 16 establishments for storing flammable chemicals and manufacturing banned polythene in Old Dhaka.

  • Dhaka Nimtoli fire tragedy

    Non-implementation of court’s directives over Nimtoli fire unfortunate: HC

    The High Court observes that non-implementation of its directives and rule over the 2010 Nimtoli fire in Old Dhaka is unfortunate.

  • 100 mounds inflammable chemicals seized from Old Dhaka

    A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seizes 100 mounds of combustible chemicals from Old Dhaka’s Armanitola area.

  • Old Dhaka

    One less park for Old Dhaka

    Did you know that less than 0.30 percent of land in all of Dhaka city is used for recreational purposes?

  • Hrishikesh Das Road in Old Dhaka

    “There are 13 officially declared heritage streets in Dhaka," informs conservation architect Taimur Islam, CEO, Urban Study Group


    Standing on the bank of the Buriganga in Old Dhaka, Islampur still remains a commercial hub for wholesale trade of fabrics

  • Dhaka vs Dhaka: The food derby

    We have split Dhaka into two. The old has its unique charm reflecting the rich history and traditions of our city. And there is

  • Man stabs cop in Old Dhaka’s Nawabpur

    An on-duty policeman was stabbed by unknown miscreants at Nawabpur in old part of Dhaka.

  • 3 burnt for ‘not paying extortion money’ in Dhaka

    Three people sustain burn injuries after a local Awami League activist allegedly hurled hot water at them for not getting extortion money in Old Dhaka.

  • Khadem killed muezzin for mosque fund: Cops

    Lalbagh police arrest four people including the "mastermind" in connection with the murder of a muezzin in Old Dhaka's Islampur on April 5.

  • JnU students vandalise vehicles

    Students of Jagannath University (JnU) vandalise at least seven vehicles including buses in front of the campus in old Dhaka.

  • Man stabbed to death

    A man was stabbed to death by unidentified criminals at Siddikbazar in the capital's Old Dhaka yesterday when he was going to Fulbaria

  • Muezzin killed over personal enmity: Cops

    The muezzin who was killed inside an Old Dhaka mosque yesterday might have been killed out of personal enmity, police said ruling out any militant link.

  • Muezzin killed inside mosque

    Unidentified assailants stabbed a muezzin to death inside a mosque in Old Dhaka's Islampur yesterday.

  • Muezzin killed inside Old Dhaka mosque

    Unknown assailants have stabbed dead a muezzin inside a mosque in Old Dhaka’s Islampur area. Police recovered the body from the stairs of the mosque. However, any motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.

  • Dhaka Kendra

    Dhaka’s treasure trove

    Dhaka Kendra, a private museum, continues to astound visitors with its huge collection showcasing the history of Old Dhaka, since its inauguration in 1997 at Mohini Das Lane. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections from the past life of the city, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed to see.

  • Human haulier runs over man in Babu Bazar

    A human haullier has ran over a man on the Bou Bazar bridge in Old Dhaka early today.

  • 2 Dhaka buildings tilt, 6 show cracks after quake

    The tremor has tilted two six-storied residential buildings at Mazed Sardar Road in old part of Dhaka and Shanirakhra area in the capital.

  • Families meet Mojaheed, SQ Chy at Dhaka jail

    Death row war crimes convicts Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed met their families at Dhaka jail. The meetings took place a day after the Supreme Court turned down their pleas for review against death penalty for war crimes during 1971 Liberation War.

  • Plan your day trip adventure

    A routine day in the life of a Dhakaiite. As wonderful as this city of millions is, it can often become taxing to go on day upon day without any break. The tedium of the hectic city life can be relieved with a little time out from our busy metropolis. Coming weekend, instead of heading off for another expensive dinner to the multitude of restaurants sprouting around Dhaka, why not drive away for a short trip out of the city?

  • US updates security alert after Hossaini Dalan blasts

    The United States has updated its security alert for its citizens residing in Bangladesh after the bomb attack on Shia Muslim community in Old Dhaka.

  • Centuries of harmony marred in seconds (video)

    Mere few seconds dent centuries of religious harmony when three bombs go off at the Shia Muslim community headquarters in Old Dhaka.

  • Probe body formed over bomb attack on Hossaini Dalan

    Dhaka police form a three-member probe body into the blast at Old Dhaka's Shia Muslim community headquarters that killed one person.

  • Muggers snatch Tk 25 lakh shooting man in Old Dhaka

    Muggers shoot an employee of a gold jewellery shop and snatch away Tk 25 lakh from him in Tanti Bazar in Old Dhaka.

  • [WATCH NOW] Chhoto Katra: You won’t see it for long

    Almost lost amid negligence and encroachment, it is hard to believe, Chhoto Katra was one of the places from where Mughal Subedar Shaista Khan ruled Bengal. Chhoto Katra was built in 1670 by Shaista Khan on the bank of the Buriganga.

  • Watch Now: Rare books in ruins at Northbrook Hall

    If you walk down the Farashganj road near the banks of the Buriganga river, you will come across the Northbrook Hall library. From the outside it would look like an abandoned building. But inside, it has hundreds of rare books—published in the nineteenth century—some of which may not be available elsewhere in the world.